MBA Vs MSc Operations and Supply Chain


Raj75

Profile Snapshot:
Work Exp: 7.5 years Supply Chain and Distribution (All Entrepreneurial)
Graduation: Bachelor of Business Administration
Goals: Find Employment in the consumer goods industry (Unilever, P&G, etc.)in the UK
Desired Job Domain: Operations/Supply Chain/Marketing

Dilemma:
I have MBA offers from Durham and Warwick Business School and I have MSc Supply Chain & Operations/Logistics offers from Alliance Manchester Business School and Cranfield SHool of Management.
I am well aware of the fact that an MBA is much more recognised and valued than an MSc. But considering my profile where all-entrepreneurial experience may or may not add relevant vaule for the recruiter. Furthermore, I am not looking for Finance or Banking Jobs like most of the other aspirants will be looking forward to.

Comparing the High cost of Warwick MBA, almost double the tuition of MSc alternatives, is it worth considering? or Durham MBA which is relatively Cheaper but not at par with the above mentioned Business Schools Rankings will be the best bet?
Or Having a master's specialisation in the field you wish to work will be more valuable? (Msc Supply Chain and Operations)

PS: I was not able to crack AMBS MBA application.

(I already know about the Zaragoza MIT Masters which I am not considering as it will not give me access to Post Study Work Visa benefits which a UK Degree will. I may consider the Online version at a later stage. )

Profile Snapshot:
Work Exp: 7.5 years Supply Chain and Distribution (All Entrepreneurial)
Graduation: Bachelor of Business Administration
Goals: Find Employment in the consumer goods industry (Unilever, P&G, etc.)in the UK
Desired Job Domain: Operations/Supply Chain/Marketing

Dilemma:
I have MBA offers from Durham and Warwick Business School and I have MSc Supply Chain & Operations/Logistics offers from Alliance Manchester Business School and Cranfield SHool of Management.
I am well aware of the fact that an MBA is much more recognised and valued than an MSc. But considering my profile where all-entrepreneurial experience may or may not add relevant vaule for the recruiter. Furthermore, I am not looking for Finance or Banking Jobs like most of the other aspirants will be looking forward to.

Comparing the High cost of Warwick MBA, almost double the tuition of MSc alternatives, is it worth considering? or Durham MBA which is relatively Cheaper but not at par with the above mentioned Business Schools Rankings will be the best bet?
Or Having a master's specialisation in the field you wish to work will be more valuable? (Msc Supply Chain and Operations)

PS: I was not able to crack AMBS MBA application.

(I already know about the Zaragoza MIT Masters which I am not considering as it will not give me access to Post Study Work Visa benefits which a UK Degree will. I may consider the Online version at a later stage. )
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Duncan

I think you need more specific career goals. What sort of role would you like in this domain? Are foreigners more likely to enter those roles with those MBAs or those MSc degrees?

If you get an MBA-type role, you'll be earning twice as much each year. The return on your investment would be huge. If neutral, take the MBA.

I think you need more specific career goals. What sort of role would you like in this domain? Are foreigners more likely to enter those roles with those MBAs or those MSc degrees?

If you get an MBA-type role, you'll be earning twice as much each year. The return on your investment would be huge. If neutral, take the MBA.
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Raj75

To be specific, the roles I am targeting can be titled as Supply Chain Manager, Buyer, Purchase Manager or even Graduate Schemes in the FMCG industry. I do know the fact that it is quite difficult for foreigners to enter these roles due to sponsorship issues and thus raise the possibility of unemployment. The high cost of an MBA might burden me with a liability that makes me consider low-cost MSc degrees as viable substitutes. Higher the Risk, Higher the Gain is a reasonable philosophy but lacks assurance in this case.
Furthermore, one must also take into account the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and Brexit.

Thus I plan to eliminate Warwick which leaves me with choosing either Durham MBA or Manchester/Cranfield MSc in Supply Chain.

(Please suggest, and correct me if I am wrong)

[Edited by Raj75 on Apr 11, 2020]

To be specific, the roles I am targeting can be titled as Supply Chain Manager, Buyer, Purchase Manager or even Graduate Schemes in the FMCG industry. I do know the fact that it is quite difficult for foreigners to enter these roles due to sponsorship issues and thus raise the possibility of unemployment. The high cost of an MBA might burden me with a liability that makes me consider low-cost MSc degrees as viable substitutes. Higher the Risk, Higher the Gain is a reasonable philosophy but lacks assurance in this case.
Furthermore, one must also take into account the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and Brexit.

Thus I plan to eliminate Warwick which leaves me with choosing either Durham MBA or Manchester/Cranfield MSc in Supply Chain.

(Please suggest, and correct me if I am wrong)
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Duncan

Think over the questions in my earlier post. If you use LinkedIn you might get some insights. I have a post on my profile page with tips on using LinkedIn.

Think over the questions in my earlier post. If you use LinkedIn you might get some insights. I have a post on my profile page with tips on using LinkedIn.
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